Mad Blood Stirring: The Inner Lives of Violent Men

Category: Book
By (author): Fairless, Daemon
Subject:  PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions
  PSYCHOLOGY / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society
Publisher: Knopf Random Vintage Canada
Published: March 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 9.25in x 6.25in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*With a rare clarity and fearless honesty, journalist Daemon Fairless tackles the horrors and compulsions of male violence from the perspective of someone who struggles with violent impulses himself, creating a non-fiction masterpiece with the narrative power of novels such as Fight Club and A History of Violence.

A man, no matter how civilized, is still an animal--and sometimes a dangerous one. Men are responsible for the lion's share of assault, rape, murder and warfare. Conventional wisdom chalks this up to socialization, that men are taught to be violent. And they are. But there's more to it. Violence is a dangerous desire--a set of powerful and inherent emotions we are loath to own up to. And so there remains a hidden geography to male violence--an inner ecosystem of rage, dominance, blood-lust, insecurity and bravado--yet to be mapped. Mad Blood Stirring is journalist Daemon Fairless's riveting first-person travelogue through this territory as he seeks to understand the inner lives of violent men and, ultimately, himself.
Biographical NoteDAEMON FAIRLESS is a writer and journalist with a master's degree in neuroscience, who has worked as a producer on CBC Radio's flagship current affairs show As It Happens, and as a print journalist for the science journal Nature. He lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter.